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Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 7:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sometimes I feel like the woman in the well-known O. Henry story.
If I did not have something, I would be unhappy for two reasons. One is figurative, the other literal.


Nothing whatever to do with Hitchcock!
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Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Darn it! I really wanted to ask if this had to do with a dog who "knew too much" (from "Rear Window" I love it when Grace Kelly suggests this with a completely straight face). Anyhoo...

I = You = Solitare?
HAF I'm assuming?

And know I shall bravely guess the only O. Henry story I know with a woman:
Is Gift of the Magi relevant?
(the only other one I know right off is "The Ransom of Red Chief")
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 8:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I = You = Solitare? Yes
HAF I'm assuming? You assume correctly

And know I shall bravely guess the only O. Henry story I know with a woman:
Is Gift of the Magi relevant? No
(the only other one I know right off is "The Ransom of Red Chief")not that either.
Maybe you should broaden your literary horizions. Or consult Wikipedia. Or work on the 'something' angle. :-)
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I probably should broaden my literary horizons. I read voraciously, but not very much American lit. Sadly, an overdose on Stienbeck and Faulkner in my formative years has left me gunshy.

The something:
Is it tangible?
Is it something you can own?
Hold in your hand?
Bigger than a breadbox?
Bigger than a car?
Bigger than a house?
Is it an idea?
A feeling?
A concept?
A service?
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 8:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

probably should broaden my literary horizons. I read voraciously, but not very much American lit. Sadly, an overdose on Stienbeck and Faulkner in my formative years has left me gunshy. I can understand that1

The something:
Is it tangible? Yes
Is it something you can own? Yes
Hold in your hand? Parts of it
Bigger than a breadbox? Yes. (How big is a breadbox, anyway? =)
Bigger than a car? Maybe about the same size, but the shapes are not the same, so it's hard to tell.
Bigger than a house? No!
Is it an idea?
A feeling?
A concept?
A service?
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 4:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Heck if I know. Bread-sized?
Do you have it now?
Is it:
A vehicle?
An item of clothing?
Is it alive?
Is it a tool?
Is cooking relevant?
Personal care?
Home ownership/care?
Work relevant?
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 5:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Heck if I know. Bread-sized?
Do you have it now? Yes
Is it:
A vehicle? no
An item of clothing? no
Is it alive? Yessish, leaning to yes, or maybe yope.
Is it a tool? No
Is cooking relevant? No
Personal care? No
Home ownership/care? Yes
Work relevant?no
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 6:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

a breadbox is bigger than a loaf of bread, but not by that much. A few inches of space on each side and above the loaf of bread, maybe. Similar in size to a small microwave. We actually had one when I was a kid, though I'm not sure why, since it seems odd to have something taking up space on your counter with no purpose other than storing a loaf of bread!

Does the object have moving parts? Electrical circuits?
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a breadbox is bigger than a loaf of bread, but not by that much. A few inches of space on each side and above the loaf of bread, maybe. Similar in size to a small microwave. We actually had one when I was a kid, though I'm not sure why, since it seems odd to have something taking up space on your counter with no purpose other than storing a loaf of bread!

Does the object have moving parts?Not in the ssense you probably mean. Electrical circuits? No.
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Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 8:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it an animal? an elephant? a whale?
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is it an animal? an elephant? a whale?m None of these. OTWT
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is it a plant?
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is it a thing which is made up of many parts? like a garden?
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It's not exactly alive now, but was it ever alive?

Is it a nonliving thing that contains living things?
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is it a plant? Yes!

is it a thing which is made up of many parts? like a garden? No

It's not exactly alive now, but was it ever alive? Perhaps I should have described it as "partly alive."

Is it a nonliving thing that contains living things? {See previous answser)
Shez (Shez)
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is it a plant in a pot?

a small tree? is it too big to carry?

could you push it if you put wheels on it?
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is it a plant in a pot? No

a small tree? It is a tree; DOYD of small. is it too big to carry? Yes

could you push it if you put wheels on it? Possibly, but I can't put wheels under it.
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Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 4:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the tree in the ground?
Shez (Shez)
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is the tree in your garden? your land? within view of your house?
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is the tree in your garden? your land? within view of your house?

is it a peach tree?
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is the tree in your garden? your land? within view of your house? Yes to all!

is it a peach tree? No. Why a peach tree, specifically?
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because there is a peach tree named after O Henry
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because there is a peach tree named after O Henry Didn't know that. Who says this forum isn't educational? I've learned a lot just by lurking!
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do we need to know what kind of tree?

so you would be unhappy if you didn't have your tree? does it hide a terrible view? provide privacy? look beautiful? provide fruit? shelter for birds and small animals?
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do we need to know what kind of tree? No

so you would be unhappy if you didn't have your tree? does it hide a terrible view?n.r. provide privacy? yessish look beautiful? n.r. provide fruit? not for humans, but n.r. shelter for birds and small animals? n.r.
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does it stop you seeing something you don't really want to see? like the neighbours cavorting naked in the garden?

or does it stop people seeing something on your property?

do you have a treehouse?
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Is it a tree that is going to move?

Do you want to sell it?

Does somebody want to buy it?

Are the neighbors making a fuss about it?

Does the tree have a relationship with:
you?
a dog?
a cat?
another neighborhood animal?
another neighbor?

Is it important because it provides shade?
Or doesn't provide shade?

Does it produce food products?

Does the unhappiness arrive because of the species of tree?
Because the tree sheds leaves or other parts?
Because it attracts critters, such as squirrels, that create unhappiness?

Does the tree have an important smell?
An important quality about its leaves?
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does it stop you seeing something you don't really want to see? No.like the neighbours cavorting naked in the garden? My neighbors don't do that! And nor do I.

or does it stop people seeing something on your property? n.r.}

do you have a treehouse? No, n.r.
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Is it a tree that is going to move?

Do you want to sell it?

Does somebody want to buy it?

Are the neighbors making a fuss about it? No to all the above.

Does the tree have a relationship with: do trees have relationships?
you? I have a relationship with it, I supposes.
a dog?
a cat?
another neighborhood animal?
another neighbor? No to all of these.

Is it important because it provides shade? That is one reason.
Or doesn't provide shade?

Does it produce food products? n.r.
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"do trees have relationships?"
(Fiona dies :D)

Is this a tree that most of us here, on the Board, would recognize or be familiar with?

Does that matter?

Does the tree be itself all year long?

Or does it change with the seasons?

Do you have a problem or concern with taking care of it?

Does it need special care?

Is its location in your yard (or territory or whatever) important?

Has the tree had to cope with injury?
with trespass?
with young hooligans?
with lots of birds making nests?

Really good puzzle.
Fiona
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do you have a sentimental attachment to ths tree? like, it was planted by your Grandad?
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"do trees have relationships?"
(Fiona dies :D)

Is this a tree that most of us here, on the Board, would recognize or be familiar with? Most likely not; you would just recognize it as a tree.

Does that matter? Not at all

Does the tree be itself all year long?

Or does it change with the seasons? Yes; it is deccidous - sheds leaves in winter.

Do you have a problem or concern with taking care of it? Yope

Does it need special care? Yope

Is its location in your yard (or territory or whatever) important?
YES
Has the tree had to cope with injury? Yes, and more. No to the rest.
with trespass?
with young hooligans?
with lots of birds making nests?

Really good puzzle. Thanks!
Fiona

do you have a sentimental attachment to ths tree?Yes! like, it was planted by your Grandad?but not this.

This is close en;ough for a

*******************SPOILER****************

O. Henry wrote a short story called The Last Leaf, about a young woman who had penumonia. She would look out her tenement window at an ivy growing on the opposite wall, and developed the morbid idea that when the last leaf fell off the vine, she would die. But the last leaf kept clinging on, and she got better. Then it was discovered that the leaf was painted on the wall. Of course there's more to the story - a typical O.Henry surprise ending.

I want to make it clear that I am in good health, and my puzzle concerns a tree, not a vine. It's a chinaberry tree, which is the polar opposite of a live oak. The chinaberry is relatively small, weak, and prone to disease, and is generally regarded as a trash tree. Probably for that reason, someone cut down a chinaberry on our lot before we moved in.
But they left a stump about 2 1/2 feet tall and maybe 24 inches around, and lo & behold, that stump put out branches and leaves! Then a couple of years ago, part of the stump split off, revealing that the heart of the tree was completely rotted; only the bark and about 3 or 4 inches under it were still alive. But it still leafs out every spring.
I identify with that tenacity; I like to think of myself as tenacious. (Some people would say stubborn - all right, pig-headed.) I'm always glad every spring whet I see the green shoots come out. That is the figurative reason. The practical one is that it shades the kitchen window!
Thanks to all who took part, and esp. to Shez and Fiona, who wrapped it up.

I have an idea for another puzzle. Do I have to wait until my solved puzzles are moved before I do?
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I see they've been moved, so ignore previous question.
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As a rule of thumb, you shouldn't have more than three puzzles active at any given time. If they are solved, whether they are moved or not is immaterial.

Nice puzzle.
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thanks Solitiare, great puzzle!
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Thanks for the kind words. My new puzzle is up - give it a try!
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The Last Leaf makes me think of not wanting to do the last thing on my Bucket List
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Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 6:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Solitiare, I ditto everyone.

And though we are strangers, I know you a little now, and I like what I see. D)

Going now to the new puzzle. Yay!

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